Directed by FT. Langley, 2016’s first video of the week comes courtesy of Canada’s Aidan Knight, with the gorgeous and melancholy “All Clear.” Conceptually, the video invites us to see through the eyes of a disenchanted protagonist, a man who – like any one of us at one point or another – wishes he could be someone else, even if just for a moment.

The concept is carried off with a pleasing and appropriate 80’s throwback aesthetic, one that ironically lends the overall piece a somewhat timeless feel. And in spite of the song’s melancholic vibe, I think you’d agree that there’s more than a touch of hope in there as well. Dillon M. Banda